The University of Tennessee (also referred to as the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, UT Knoxville or UT) is a public land-grant university headquartered at Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1794, it is the flagship institution of the statewide University of Tennessee system with nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges and hosts almost 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. In its 2011 ranking of universities, U.S. News & World Report ranked UTK at 104th of all national universities and public institutions of higher learning. Its ties to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, established under UT President Andrew Holt and continued under the UT-Battelle partnership, allow for considerable research opportunities for faculty and students. Also affiliated with the University are the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, and the University of Tennessee Arboretum, which occupies 250 acres (1.0 km) of nearby Oak Ridge and features hundreds of species of plants indigenous to the region.
CEOs who misbehave more likely part of unethical corporate culture
Chief executive officers who engage in unethical conduct for their own personal benefit tend to be part of firms that participate in other forms of corporate misbehavior, according to a new study from UT.
Study suggests integrating purchasing, logistics yields better business results
Organizations that closely integrate their purchasing and logistics functions deliver better business results, according to a new study from UT's Global Supply Chain Institute.
Professors study dilemmas in sustaining red light camera programs
It's a common driving predicament: As you approach the intersection, the light is yellow. Do you hit the brakes or face a red light camera fine?
DOE documents challenges in reaching the level of exascale computing
The US Department of Energy recently released a report through its Office of Science detailing the top ten research challenges in reaching the level of exascale computing, once again calling on the UT's Jack Dongarra for ...
New study predicts extreme climate in Eastern US
From extreme drought to super storms, many wonder what the future holds for the climate of the eastern United States. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, does away with the guessing.
Study: New trucker rest rules could mean higher consumer costs
New federal regulations mandating rest time for truckers could mean increased costs for consumers, according to a new study from UT's Global Supply Chain Institute.
Researcher looks to whirligig beetle for bio-inspired robots
Whirligig beetles are named for their whirling movement on top of water, moving rapidly in and taking off into flight.
New generation is making the holidays mobile
It's getting hard to keep Christmas gifts a secret these days. Last year, Twitter posts revealed what President Obama was buying for his daughters a few days early.
Engineering team develops chip for Mars rover
(Phys.org) -- NASAs Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity would have a hard time completing its mission if it were not for a successful partnership between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a professor-student team ...
Study: students who complete bachelor's degrees in four years earn more
(Phys.org) -- Going to college -- and completing a bachelors degree in four years -- pays off in dollars and cents.